They are called millennials. You will not find a more miseducated anti-American generation in our entire history. They have not been taught what made this country great. Quite the opposite. They have been taught that all the ills of the world are because of America. And that capitalism is bad and socialism is good. That the earth is going to be uninhabitable in a few years if we don’t give up all fossil fuel immediately.
This generation is doomed to repeat the darkest chapters in human history because they have not learned the lessons of history. It is only a matter of time before this stupidity manifests itself at the voting booth and in society. Let’s pray the country is strong enough to survive it intact.
But who are the real assholes in this equation? We are. The Boomers and Gen-Xers that let this happen to our education system and our children.
Mis-education: Congratulations to the leftists who’ve taken over the nation’s public education system. They’re now producing generations of Americans who know little about their own country, other than that they hate it. That’s what a new survey shows, anyway.
A new YouGov poll asked more than 1,000 people aged 14 and up about their knowledge of the country’s history and institutions, and their patriotic feelings toward the U.S. The nationwide survey, sponsored by the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, produced some alarming results.
Basically, it found younger generations — millennials (age 22-27) and Gen Z (age 14-21) — are less likely to love and respect the country. And they’re less informed about American history, and way more likely to embrace socialism. Is that just evidence of youthful ignorance? Or is it the result of a school system that indoctrinates children in leftist ideology?
Here’s a rundown of the poll’s findings:
Not Proud Or Patriotic
The survey found that more than a quarter of millennials, and a fifth of Gen Z, say they are not proud to be an American. Among boomers, only 8% or less say they’re not proud.
When asked if America has a history we should be proud of, the share who say “yes” declines steadily with age, from 94% of the “silent generation” (those over 73), to 85% of boomers, 72% of Gen X, down to 65% of millennials and 54% of the Gen Z generation still in high school.
More than half of these high schoolers surveyed say they don’t consider themselves an American patriot. Among millennials, more than a third aren’t patriots. But among boomers, only 13% say they don’t consider themselves American patriots.
The survey also found that younger generations are more likely to approve of athletes kneeling in protest during the national anthem, and less likely to show respect for the flag.
America Is Racist And Sexist
Those still in school or recently graduated are also far more likely to consider America a racist and sexist country.
Sixty percent of millennials, for example, say the U.S. is sexist, and 63% say it’s racist. More than half of college-aged Gen Z say this about the U.S.
That sharply contrasts with baby boomers, only 46% of whom say the country is sexist and 42% racist.
Worse yet, half of the college-aged Gen Z think America is more racist than other countries. Just 29% of boomers do.
While more than 8 in 10 boomers agree that America is the greatest country in the world, just a bare majority of millennials (54%) and high schoolers (51%) think it is.
The share who think America is and will continue to be great drops from 70% among boomers to 53% among millennials, to less than half among Gen Z (those between 14 and 21). Almost a third of millennials say America isn’t a great country today, with 14% saying it never was great.
The survey also asked if the world is safer when America is strongest? The overwhelming share of boomers (93%) say yes. But among millennials, the share drops to 68%. Among high schoolers, it’s down to 66%.